FLOW-3D CAST Case Studies

Identifying defects in metal castings, designing parts with new materials for lighter and stronger cast parts or doing iterative design work to come up with an optimal design are some of the ways that our customers use our software to help them meet the requirements of their jobs and save money for their organizations by reducing scrap rate, shortening time to market and staying ahead of the competition.

The more you can do on a computer ahead of time, the better. It all comes down to saving time.
– Elizabeth Ryder of Graham-White Manufacturing Co.

Customer Case Studies


Prediction of Shrinkage Defects During Investment Casting Process

Metal casting case studies, 20 to 80 w/m, 20 to 80 w/m 2, 80 w/m 2, 80 w/m 2 k, casting, casting process, filling and solidification, heat transfer, heat transfer coefficient, heat transfer type 1, investment casting, investment casting process, mold filling and solidification, shell, shell heat transfer, shell heat transfer coefficient, shell mold, shell thickness, transfer coefficient, w/m 2 k

This article was contributed by Dr. S. Savithri, Senior Principal Scientist at CSIR-NIIST Investment casting process is one of the oldest...

CM Tarrico Case Study

Investigation of Mould Leakages in a Gravity Casting

Metal casting case studies, 000 cells, analysis, cm, cm taricco, conformal mesh, deformations, die cyclings, flow-3d, fluid dynamics, gabriele taricco, leakages, metal, metal leakages, mould, problem, taking advantage, taricco, temperature, temperature field, xc engineering

This article was contributed by Gabriele Taricco of CM Taricco and Stefano Mascetti of XC Engineering. Mould design...

Hellebusch Tool and Die Case Study

Increasing Productivity by Reducing Ejection Times

Metal casting case studies, air entrainment, area in contact, contact with the metal, cylindrical tip, flow-3d cast, function of time, heat from the metal, metal, modified tip, process time, seen in figure, shot, shot sleeve, shot tip, shot tip design, simulation software, solidification time, surface area, time, tip design

This article was contributed by Eugene Moore of Hellebusch Tool & Die Simulation software is a valuable tool that helps designers...

GM Graham White Manufacturing Case Study

Detecting Porosity with the Core Gas Model

Metal casting case studies, analysis engineer at gm, analysis engineer at gm powertrain, casting analysis, casting analysis engineer, casting analysis engineer at gm, core, core gas, core gas flow, core gas model, elizabeth ryder of graham-white, elizabeth ryder of graham-white manufacturing, engineer at gm powertrain, gas, graham-white manufacturing, graham-white manufacturing co, manufacturing co, ryder of graham-white, ryder of graham-white manufacturing, ryder of graham-white manufacturing co, venting design

Producing High Quality Castings Foundries must perform a great deal of up-front engineering to ensure...

Littler Die Cast Case Study

Improving High Pressure Die Casting Designs

Metal casting case studies, changes, chimney, core pin, design, design changes, die, die erosion, die steel, diecast, diecast corporation, early solidification, flow, fluid, littler, littler diecast, littler diecast corporation, new design, plate, problems, short shots

The content for this article was contributed by Mark Littler of Littler Diecast Corporation. Littler Diecast Corporation, a producer of high...

Shiloh Case Study

Integration of CFD Analysis into Die-Cast Process Design

Metal casting case studies, actual casting defects temperature, actual casting defects temperature distribution, casting defects temperature, casting defects temperature distribution, casting process modeling, casting process modeling tool, correlations with the actual casting, defects temperature distribution and flow, die casting process, die casting process modeling, die casting process modeling tool, distribution and flow patterns, flow-3d as a die casting, group the accuracy and reliability, predicted results using flow-3d, process modeling tool, reliability of the predicted results, temperature distribution and flow, temperature distribution and flow patterns, using flow-3d as a die

This article was contributed by Alex Reikher, Ph.D., of Shiloh Industries In today’s marketplace, organizations face increasing pressure from both old,...

Foam molding - FLOW-3D CAST case study

Aluminum Integral Foam Molding Process

Metal casting case studies, amount of solid phase, blowing agent, chair of metals, chair of metals science, die casting process, foam, foam molding, integral, integral foam, integral foam molding, integral solid skin, magnesium hydride, metals science and technology, pore growth, process, process parameters, see fig, shot chamber, simulation, solid phase

This application note was contributed by Johannes Hartmann and Vera Jüchter, Department of Materials Science, Chair of Metals Science...